Francis Eberle

Executive Director

National Science Teachers Association

Dr. Eberle is the executive director of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). As a leader in science education, he oversees NSTA efforts to engage science teachers nationwide and improve student learning by providing a vast number of products, services, and programs, including:

  • quality professional development conferences
  • award-winning journals
  • NSTA press publications and e-newsletters
  • the NSTA New Science Teacher Academy for early-career teacher mentoring and professional development
  • the NSTA Learning Center (an Internet portal providing teachers with science-content help, short courses, web seminars and meetings)

Dr. Eberle also directs NSTA’s $43 million, five-year effort to create a national Center for Science Education that will promote science literacy, produce the next generation of science education standards, and create a state-of-the-art facility that will allow science educators nationwide to engage in leadership and content-based learning opportunities.

Before joining NSTA in 2008, Dr. Eberle was executive director of the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, an adjunct faculty member of the University of Southern Maine, founder and executive director of the STAR Foundation, and a classroom teacher.